Brain Injury Bundle: Cognitive-Linguistic Compensatory Strategies
- 72 Functional Compensatory Strategies to Increase Independence with Cognitive-Linguistic Skills
Designed for Speech-Language Pathologists working with patients in cognitive-linguistic rehabilitation. This handout outlines 72 specific, functional strategies divided into the following categories:
- Memory and Orientation
- Focus and Attention
- Problem Solving
- Planning and Organizing
- Handout: Cognitive-Linguistic Strategies for People with Dementia and Their Caregivers
- This handout features 16 concrete action items for people with dementia and their caregivers. From keeping organized to how to structure conversations, these simple tips can help optimize independence and reduce confusion, anxiety, and fear for people with dementia.
- Handout: How to Create an Orientation Station
- This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with patients and families who are facing memory and orientation impairments. The handout provides concrete and visual strategies to create an "orientation station" at home that will help provide individualized and consistent orientation and memory cues to reduce anxiety and compensate for impairments.
- Handout: Memory Strategies
- This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with people to address functional memory strategies in a rehabilitation setting. The handout discusses some of the evidence base related to what is required for people to effectively use compensatory strategies and then outlines concrete internal and external strategies.
- Scale of Cognitive Load
- This visual is designed for Speech-Language Pathologists working with people who have cognitive-linguistic impairments. The visual allows patients to indicate how easy/difficult a cognitive therapy task is by selecting a number between 1 and 7. This allows patients to communicate if a task is too easy or too frustrating and provides feedback for the clinician to adjust therapy tasks to more accurately target what's needed to meet therapy goals.
- Voting Rights for People with Disabilities
- This handout is designed for rehabilitation therapists working with people in rehabilitation settings. The right to vote does not end with a disability. This handout describes specific laws and strategies to enable those with disabilities to continue to participate in the right to vote.
Tech specs: Digital download. 34 pages. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 23.6 MB.